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Al Pacino smashes a chair over the back of Adam Sandler (dressed in drag)
on October 28, 2012
I feel like this is a movie that is constantly ripped on, and unfairly so. I suppose if you were to grade it strictly on the "trick" of Sandler playing two separate roles within the same movie (male and female twins), it would not fare particularly well. But if you were to rate it only on that single aspect, you would be forgetting a critical element- it features Al Pacino! Imagine my surprise, when I realized that "Jack and Jill" features none other than this acting legend. And not in a cameo or some limited role- this guy has prominent screen time in the movie. And for any fan of Pacino with a good sense of humor, the results are hilarious. And don't forget- Pacino plays HIMSELF! This guys has serious juice, and it was so much fun to watch him let it go and have a good time, without the slightest attempt at being serious. His ability to perform well in a slapstick comedy speaks volumes about his acting chops!
Over the course of "Jack and Jill", we get to witness such comedic gems as Pacino suffering a breakdown while partaking in a Shakespearean play, smashing chairs over his romantic interest's back, and getting funky in musical commercials for Dunkin Donuts. Sound outrageous? It is. Perhaps the best part is when he channels the spirit of "The Godfather", and puts he who dares to talk back in his place. Hilarious for any fan of Pacino, and who can appreciate this legend cutting loose for a while.